Supporting Positive Behaviour In Early Years 

Supporting Positive Behaviour In Early Years 


Supporting Positive Behaviour in Early Years

Workshops are offered by Maureen Gleeson, MA, BCBA, and Lorna Barry, MSc, PhD candidate. Maureen and Lorna are behaviour consultants with over 20 years experience in early intervention settings.

The workshops are designed for early years practitioners, to help practitioners understand and manage problem behaviour in the early years environment.

The workshop is presented over three weeks to allow attendees to practice recommendations that have been provided over a series of weeks. This facilitates discussion during the workshops around settings-specific difficulties.

The core aims of the workshop series is to develop an understanding of the following:

  • Why children engage in challenging behaviour- what are they communicating?
  • How to support children to manage their behaviour- let’s build some skills!
  • How to prevent challenging behavior in the early years environment- prevention is better than intervention!
  • How can we help children change their behaviour- let’s look at our responses!

About Lorna
Lorna is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who specialises in working with young people with challenging behaviour and developmental delays. Lorna completed her BSc. in Psychology in the University of Limerick, and her MSc. In Applied Behaviour Analysis in NUI Galway.

She has worked with children, families and educators in home and school settings for over 7 years, and has also delivered workshops to parents, educators and schools. Lorna is currently completing her PhD in Psychology in the University of Limerick, and her research examines teachers use and understanding of evidence based practices with children with autism.

Here’s some feedback from our previous workshop series:

“Really enjoyed the workshop; valuable, concrete strategies were given to real situations that we encounter in our settings. Thank you!”

“Enjoyed… very beneficial”

“I think the tutors were very good and explained things very well,  gave good advice”

“Workshop was very interesting”

“I think the workshop was very effective… The girls were very informative and gave practical advice…. Very helpful!” 

The format of the workshop will be:

  • Unit 1 – 1 hour pre-recorded session (to be viewed at a time convenient to you before ‘Unit 2’ ) – Available Online for 7 days from purchase.
  • Unit 2 – 1.5 hour live session (currently on Zoom due to COVID19 restrictions) –16th November 7pm 
  • Unit 3 – 1 hour live questions and answers session (currently on Zoom due to COVID19 restrictions) – 23rd November 7pm

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